It’s not just Democrats at the Democratic National Convention.

Republicans have set up shop right across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center, providing easy access for reporters seeking a pithy quote or instant response to the Democrats’ daily activities.

It’s a mirror image of what Democrats did at the GOP gathering in Tampa last week, with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz leading a parade of Democratic surrogates to rebut Republican claims.

The rapid-fire responses are often served up with a healthy side of snark. Today’s talking point: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who responded “no” Sunday when asked whether Americans were better off than four years ago. O’Malley later said he was the victim of a “word splice.”